How They Grow
- Many different varieties of tomatoes are grown. They differ due to their shape, consistency, flavour and aroma.
- The cultivation of Jolife tomatoes starts in specialist nurseries, where the plant is grown. The best plants are then selected in order to be planted in the field. It takes about 3-4 months before the first tomatoes can be harvested.
- Once ripened, Jolife tomatoes are harvested by hand.
- At the end of the production cycle, the plant is replaced. The cultivation of Jolife tomatoes is alternated with other products (crop rotation) to maintain the main nutrients of the soil.
- Jolife’s Round tomatoes and Vine tomatoes are ideal for eating fresh or baked, while the Plum tomatoes are ideal for sauces, preserves and velvet sauces.
- Natural source of carotenes, vitamin C and mineral salts, particularly potassium.
- The potassium contained in tomatoes is an essential mineral to maintain the health of the nerves, the heart and the muscles. It contributes to regulating blood pressure and therefore reducing hypertension.
- Eaten raw, they are healthy, refreshing, nutritious foods which are very important for our health.
- Vitamins are fragile and they deteriorate with cooking: to retain their goodness, we recommend that you eat the tomatoes raw.
- Tomatoes contain lycopene, a strong antioxidant which helps to combat the effects of aging and the loss of skin elasticity.
- The absorption of lycopene contained in tomatoes increases with the rise in temperature of the food. If you want to ensure a safe source of this nutrient, eat tomatoes cooked.
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In order to maintain their original flavour, store Jolife tomatoes outside the refrigerator, at room temperature, for a maximum of 1-2 days.
If you want to ripen tomatoes at home, place them in a bowl, cover them with a piece of clean fabric and store them in an averagely-heated room. If the temperature is sufficiently high, tomatoes will ripen without the need for sunlight.
If the tomatoes are still green, place them next to bananas. Bananas emit ethylene, a substance that encourages and accelerates ripening.
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